- Talk to me about guitar strings…
As mentioned slinkys are good. I like di’addario xl.Posted 6 months ago
I can’t explain it but some strings feel different to others. I never got on with rotosound for example.
Get on eBay, you can get 3 sets for about £11-12ish
If he’s only 9 might be worth buying lighter gauge strings 8-38 might work
While you’re there if the finger board is dark wood (not maple) might be worth getting some lemon oil to clean and lubericate it.bikebouyMember
All basic level strings are pretty much the same, brand by brand there is very little difference.. it just becomes a cost issue..Posted 6 months ago
For your Son just stick to a base level brand and he’ll be fine, once he’s turned into Joe Satriani he will no doubt pick his own strings from the same brands he’s using now but just higher up the price range.. and not that high up neither.Tom BMember
Wow, are you all 5 year old girls 😯
Take it from someone that teaches 60 kids a week, they’ll bend 9-42, 9-46, 10-48 equally as easily with a couple of days to adjust.
11-54 on my electrics here.
But all of this is confusing to Harry! I’d nip into your local guitar shop and ask for a set of standard guage electric guitar strings….99% of people will class 9-42’s as standard guage of electric strings and it’s highly likely that that is what is on the guitar now. Brand of string won’t really matter to a beginner tbh…..it’s not as if they’re going to be out gigging them is it? They’ll all last just as long as each other in the hands of a beginner imePosted 6 months agoRoter SternMember
Back in the day I used to used EB hybrid slinkys. They used to get changed everyday when on tour so how long they held was never really important. These days I’ve become a big fan of D’Addario strings. They sound much brighter than EBs and they keep their brightness much longer and they feel smoother when you play them, too.Posted 6 months agoTom BMember
Cut their fingers?!?! They’re guitar strings not razor wire!!!
Not gonna quote anyone famous, but my electrics are strung exactly the same way as John Mayer…. whom does alright for himself!
No right or wrong answer obviously it’s personal preference, but really….no one is going to be cutting fingers! (I’ll concede that a nine year old probably won’t be bending 11-54’s very far in first position!)Posted 6 months agostevehineMember
D’addario 110’s on the electric; Elites on the bass.
I used to break the high E string fairly regularly with Ernie Balls and they seem to tarnish quicker (it could just be that I look after them better now of course) … Maybe buy a couple of different brands and swap once a month see if you notice a difference ?Posted 6 months agogiantalkaliMember
He plays with Ernie Balls.
I play with Elites on my bass, but this forum is chock full of honkies so that won’t mean much.
Am I allowed to be offended by ‘Honkies’? I love to play with Ernie’s Balls.
What Tom B said, get 9-42, totally normal strings, it makes bugger all difference on an electric anyway. Usually about £6 or so and comes in a cool packet.
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